El Gourdo

El Gourdo

El Gourdo is what happens when we create a beer from orphaned Cinderella pumpkins roasted in our wood-burning oven.  We add locally foraged California bay laurel, walnuts and fuel the fire with brandy staves and local white oak.  The resulting caramelized gourds are tossed into an oak-aged wheat based beer blend for fermentation and further oak barrel maturation. The result is subtle yet firm. Roasting releases naturally sweet spicy pumpkin, brown sugar and hints of bay laurel leaf flavors and aromas, which mingle nicely with an earthy funk, toasted oak and bright acidity.  A Santé!  


Batch #3 2017

Bottle Date: 10/1/2017
No. of Cases:  300
Barrel Ratio:  100% French oak
Maturation Time: 24 months
Titratable Acidity:  11.7 g/L
Microflora: Proprietary blend of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus cultures.
ABV: 5.8% kegs; 6.1 % bottles

Ingredients:  Made with walnuts and bay laurel leaf.

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Beer Information

ABV: 6.1%

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Draft, 375ml bottles, extremely limited.

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